Golden Sands Resort Penang
Malaysia
Industry rating
4

Beachfront along Batu Ferringhi, this upmarket family-friendly hotel offers luxurious rooms and suites, and some with a balcony and sea views. Set amid lush tropical gardens exciting facilities include a water sports centre, fitness centre, three tennis courts, a par-three executive golf course, two lagoon-style pools and Adventure Zone, a comprehensive indoor playground for children and adults. Three food and beverage outlets include a beachfront bar and grill and the open-air layouts of the cafe and lounge bar.

Why we recommend the Golden Sands Resort

  • Batu Ferringhi location
  • 2 pools
  • Golf course
  • Tennis courts
  • Beachfront bar

Attractions near Golden Sands Resort

Visit the Penang Museum and Art Gallery

Housed in a historic building dating back to the 1800s, the Penang Museum and Art Gallery serves as a time capsule for much of the island’s religious, cultural and historical artefacts. Spend the day exploring the museum’s extensive collections of old photographs, documents, maps, costumes, Chinese furniture, embroidery and other interesting relics.

In the art gallery on the first floor, wander through a comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary works. The impressive range of paintings, sculptures, prints, design, performance, architecture, video and film all reflect the gallery’s mission of preserving and showcasing Penang’s history, heritage and culture.

Taste your yay through Gurney Drive

Carry out all your Malaysian food fantasies on Gurney Drive, Penang’s popular seafront promenade. Offering everything from street food to high-end cuisine, it’s the best place to experience an authentic taste of local flavours.

Cruise down the seaside stretch, stopping in at any of the food courts or hawker stalls. Try delicious local recipes like Bak Kut Teh – a herbal pork rib and meat stew, or Oh Chien – an omelette of fried oysters. There’s also the famed Penang laksa, grilled squid and a whole range of other meals to get stuck into.

If you’re craving non-hawker style food, take a seat in Ke Ren Lai Restaurant (formerly the Corner Club) with its mouth-watering dim sum, or Mr Pot Café with its fresh selection of breakfasts, sandwiches and healthy alternatives.

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